Ways to Get Involved

Everyone who donates to Saint Mary’s does it for a reason. And there are a lot of great reasons to give and get involved. 

Join your fellow Gaels and get things done:

Reunion Committees

Class reunions are great time to reflect on the impact Saint Mary's has had on your life, remember the goods times you had at the college, and reconnect with old friends. Reunion celebrations are also a time when classes focus their fundraising efforts to increase support for the College. Class Reunion Committees help re-engage their classmates with each other and achieve their class' goals to increase giving in support of Saint Mary's students.  To be apart of your class' reunion committee or to learn more, please contact Becky Iverson '06 at (925) 631-4803.

Regional Chapters/Volunteers

Regional chapters are managed by volunteers who work with the alumni office to plan events. If you are interested in starting a regional chapter, please contact the alumni office. Current active chapters are in the following areas: Denver, Portland, New York, Washington DC, Japan and Philippines. If you are interested in getting involved and/or starting a regional chapter near you, contact the Alumni Office at (925) 631-4200.

Affinity Based Chapters

Affinity based chapters are focused on alumni with a common interest or affiliation, and are managed by volunteers who work with the alumni office. Current active chapters include: Black Alumni Chapter, Football Alumni Chapter, Gaels in Wine, Latino Alumni Chapter and Rugby Alumni Council. If you are interested in starting an affinity based chapter, please contact the Alumni Office at (925) 631-4200.

Graduate Business Alumni Chapter

The Graduate Business Alumni Chapter's goals are:

  • NETWORK. We help you stay in touch with your fellow graduates and connect  to new people, new opportunities, new resources, and new friends.
  • LEARN. We offer opportunities to continuously develop your professional skills through guest speakers, panel discussions, and online learning.
  • SERVE. We provide opportunities for you to use your knowledge, experience, and skill in service of others needing a hand in their businesses or communities.

The Saint Mary's College Graduate Business Alumni Council members help guide the school on regional alumni event programming ideas in the areas of Network, Learn, and Serve. Currently there are 4 council groups in the Bay Area: East Bay, South Bay, San Francisco, Sacramento. To get involved or learn more about being on the council, please contact Jackie Williams at (925) 631-4653.

Graduate Leadership Alumni Chapter Council

The Graduate Leadership Alumni Council focuses on continued learning, staying connected through networking, maintaining communities of practice and being of service.  Volunteers meet quarterly and collaborate on ways to:

  • Provide the opportunity for alumni to become acquainted
  • Encourage alumni to remain active with the College
  • Promote the interests of Saint Mary's College

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Tammy Appling-Cabading at (925) 631-4541.

Alumni Admissions Program

The Alumni-Admissions Program helps maintain our tradition of academic excellence by encouraging academically talented students to apply and attend Saint Mary's College. As a member of the Alumni-Admissions Program you'll provide the personal attention and encouragement that can make the difference between a student choosing SMC or another institution. Providing your perspective as an alumnus is the most important component to the success of this program, and is an invaluable element that helps the College achieve our overall undergraduate enrollment goals.

Women in Philanthropy

This group is for alumnae, parents and friends who wish to inspire and promote women's philanthropic leadership and participation at Saint Mary's College. By making the case for philanthropic support for the College and its mission today, we are creating opportunities for tomorrow.

For more information, please contact Courtney E. Lohmann '05, MA '07, Director of Alumni Engagement at (925) 631-4577.